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Voices from the Edge on 07/15/2010

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Thu, 07/15/2010

Portland City Council voted 3-2 this morning to let police unit commanders have a vote in certain cases before the new police review board.  Does this make the new board "structurally flawed" or does it increase accountability as commissioners supporting the change claim? Voices from the Edge Hosts Dave Mazza and Jo Ann talk about this new development. 

54:50 minutes (50.21 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/20/10

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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the fracas between the NAACP and the Teabaggers.

This just in: some members of the Tea Party movement have said racist things in public, and displayed racist slogans and images at public events. This is apparently completely acceptable in conservative circles. What's not acceptable, it seems, is pointing out the public racism when it happens.

A dustup between the NAACP and the Tea Party movement throws the racist streak in modern conservatism into stark, ugly relief. It's the next chapter in a sordid tale that predates our Republic. But the good news? The Tea Party's visible virulence is proof that things are getting better.

Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States

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Mon, 07/19/2010

 “We are in the middle of a whirlwind of struggle and opportunities for fundamental change abound; it’s just a question of how we use them.”

27:18 minutes (18.75 MB)

Autonomism Explained

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Mon, 07/12/2010

When Marx was writing his grim analyses of Capitalism 150 years ago, workers did not have much if any autonomy. The labor movement gave workers the leverage to determine some of the terms of their livelihood, and since the 1970s progressive management theory has given more credit to self-management. The cybernetic revolution seems to have completed this great levelling, but in today's Well Read Red Joe Clement reads from Rob Horning's very recent "Autonomism Explained." Horning recalls the potential and pitfalls of Nick Dyer-Witheford's vision of worker autonomy in his 1994 essay, "Autonomist Marxism and the Information Society."

7:52 minutes (7.21 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/13/10

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Tue, 07/13/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Who needs facts when you've got opinions?

Facts? Don't bother me with the facts. An article from the Boston Globe discusses the ramifications of a University of Michigan study which shows that reality has very little bearing on one's deeply held opinions, whether right or wrong. In fact (so to speak), the study suggests a perverse tendency to cling even more tightly to one's beliefs whenever reality proves to be inconvenient.

With Joe on vacation, Abe probes the murky waters where faith and fact overlap.

Labor Radio on 07/12/10

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Mon, 07/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Uses of a Whirlwind

“We are in the middle of a whirlwind of struggle and opportunities for fundamental change abound; it’s just a question of how we use them.”  Or so say the members of Team Colors, a self-described “militant research” collective, who have just released a provocative new book called Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in t

July 5 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 07/05/2010

54:46 minutes (31.34 MB)

Movie Moles: "Toy Story 3"

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Mon, 07/05/2010

 Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken give you the real and radical viewing of Toy Story 3: it's about the great recession, the fear of unemployment, and the fear of being tossed in the dump when you're no longer new.  It even shows the way forward towards a world of cooperation and solidarity.

Read Frann's blog with links to similar readings of the film.

11:21 minutes (6.5 MB)
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